[ubuntu-art] Dust menubar evolution
Rico Sta. Cruz
dropbox at ambiescent.com
Mon Sep 29 03:43:16 BST 2008
Just wanted to show you guys the recent unreleased developments on this
1) Light toolbars
The toolbars are going to be light by default. The dark, menu-integrated
toolbars will still be used by browser- and viewer-type applications where
the entire area below the toolbars is dedicated to content (i.e.: Firefox,
Nautilus, Eye of Gnome, Evince...)
Rationale: Aside from the fact that the dark toolbars cause problems on
certain apps, I wanted to create a distinction between types of
applications, while still staying visually coherent. If you look at OSX,
there are certain apps that use a different look (brushed metal) from the
rest, but the interface still manages to be solid.
2) Light version.
Just tryin' it out. Here's "Sand":
3) New scrollbars!
Okay, I'm sure there will be vehement reactions to this. Bear with me as
scrollbars are *hard* to design: you can never be sure they will look good
everywhere! With that out of the way, here they are:
> *Hi all.
> I've been testing Dust theme since its first release, very kind of it, but
> think we're getting away from the original mockup, sometimes it's good,
> sometimes it's bad : looking at the menubars, the original mockup is very
> clean. It's dark, compact, and the gradient is very soft, quite clean in
> fact. Looking back at the actual version of Dust, there are gradients
> everywhere in the top of a window :). Three of them in a Nautilus window,
> which is a little confusing I must say. Plus, the colors have gone lighter
> and lighter, and we now have a dark _grey_ theme, instead of the original
> dark one. Now Dust feels much glossier, I think, and less usable IMHO.
> Screenshot : http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8178/dustmenubargv6.png .
> And keep up the great work !
> Totally agree. Dust had me in the beginning but it has gone way off
> the first released mockup. I think the 3 different gradient areas in
> Nautilus should be worked into one unison color gradient.
> Here is where I prefer New Wave, however Dust has a great metacity
> theme and the black is better than the gray at times in my opinion.
> Keep up the good work.
> Manuel Mas
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